March 8, 2012 – Buddy “Bugs” Henderson American blues guitarist was born on October 20th 1943 in Palm Springs, California, but he grew up in Tyler, Texas. As a teenager he formed a band called the Sensores at age 16, and later joined Mouse and the Traps. In Dallas-Fort Worth during the early 1970s, he was lead guitarist for the blues/rock band Nitzinger before forming the Shuffle Kings, and one-hit pop wonder Bruce Channel recruited him into a band.
He established is own band the Shuffle Kings, and spent his entire working life as musician performing in Fort Worth clubs and all over the world, forging and establishing a large cult following. He released around 18 albums and his guitar style impressed musicians such as Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Johnny Winter, Johnny Hyland and Ted Nugent
Henderson was hugely popular in Europe and from the 1970s was based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, where he was known as a local blues guitar legend. He was born in Palm Springs, California, and spent his early life in Tyler, Texas, where
Henderson played with blues legends such as B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughan, also with Rhythm and Blues saxophonist Don Wise and rock guitarist Ted Nugent. He died from complications of liver cancer just four days after a benefit concert in his name. The performers at the 11-hour “Benefit Bugs” event included Ray Wylie Hubbard, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and Mouse & the Traps, the band from early in his career with the hit songs, “A Public Execution” and “Maid of Sugar – Maid of Spice” that featured his guitar solos
He was 68.